Mr. Hamilton, age 35, was taken by ambulance to St. James Hospital complaining of severe chest pains radiating to his stomach and back, profuse sweating, dizziness, and nausea. There Dr. Almeida failed to diagnosis that he was suffering from an aortic dissection. Dr. Almeida sent Mr. Hamilton home with a diagnosis of resolved abdominal pain and instructions to follow up with his doctor. Mr. Hamilton died at his home 6 days later. Defense argued that Dr. Almeida appropriately worked up the patient for abdominal pain, the patient reported that the pain had resolved and so he was discharged and that Almeida’s care complied with the standard of care as aortic dissection is rate, especially for a patient in their 30′s.
Verdict: $3,767,792 ($2,504,528 loss of society; $1,252,264 past and future loss of money, benefits, goods and services; $11,000 funeral and burial expenses) Verdict was subject to a $75,000 set off from settlement with St. James Hospital.
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